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Search for Newport man with shotgun ends – found dead

South Jetty Command Post Victim's service van on left

South Jetty Command Post
Victim’s service van on left

Coast Guard combed the coastal woods below for any sign of the man.

Coast Guard combed the coastal woods below for any sign of the man.

Coast Guard said spotted lots of families with children in the area, but not the man.

Coast Guard said spotted lots of families with children in the area, but not the man.

A search for a despondent Newport man believed to be carrying a shotgun was found deceased at South Beach State Park Wednesday evening. His body was found south of the South Jetty Road Wednesday evening.

The man was sought by police after he left a Northwest Nye Street residence driving a commercial service van. A friend reported he was suicidal. The van was later discovered by police parked about a quarter mile east of the bridge out the South Jetty Road.

A Coast Guard helicopter joined the search using a heat seeking device but found no sign of the man who was described as very tall, wearing a black shirt and pants. He was also reported to be carrying a shotgun.

After the Coast Guard chopper departed, police searched the trails south of the South Jetty Road. Eventually they found the man deceased.

NewsLincolnCounty.com does not release the names of suicide victims.

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